Christmas Day dinners in Abu Dhabi

Roast turkey, Christmas puddings and all the trimmings in Abu Dhabi

Christmas Day dinners in Abu Dhabi
Under Dhs100

Al Rikab Restaurant
A Christmas buffet will be served.
Dhs95 per person, half price (children aged five to 12), free (children under five). Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain (03 7026 0446).

Horse and Jockey Pub
A live roast turkey carving station, mince pies and traditional desserts.
Dhs99++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Palm Greens Restaurant
A Christmas lunch buffet.
Dhs95 per person, half price (children aged five to 12), free (children under five). Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain (03 7026 0425).

The Tavern
Stop by for a glass of mulled grape, roast turkey and Christmas pudding.
Dhs89++ per person. From 12.30pm-4pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com (02 677 3333).


Dhs100-300

Afyä Beach Lounge
A family-friendly brunch with a bouncy castle and visit from Santa.
Dhs250++ (with house beverages), Dhs120++ (for children aged 6 to 12). Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri (02 510 8888).

Arabesque
A Christmas Day Brunch buffet with unlimited house beverages.
Dhs145++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Assymetri Restaurant
Traditional dishes from cooking stations and a visit from Santa.
Dhs150++ (soft drinks) Dhs200++ (with selected beverages). From 6.30pm-10.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).

Belgian Café (Novotel Gate Hotel)
Try roast goose or pan-fried turbot for Dhs125++ complemented by mulled grape for Dhs35++.
Novotel Gate Hotel, Bain Al Jessrain (02 508 9999).

Café D’Alsace
International and Christmas dishes at this fusion café in Yas Marina.
Dhs115 (with soft drinks), Dhs135 (with grape), Dhs65 (for children under 12). From 11am-3pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island, www.cafedalsace.ae (050 811 5414).

Café Palmier
A family-friendly Christmas Day brunch with a visit from Santa.
Dhs299 (with soft drinks), Dhs399 (with house beverages), Dhs449 (with bubbly), Dhs98 (for children). From 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street, www.leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com (800 101 101).

Captain’s Arms
Christmas dinner and a pint of hops, at Captain’s Arms or Beach Bar.
Dhs135 (with pint of hops). Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge
A four-course set menu with slow braised short rib, glazed carrots with cardamom and ginger.
Dhs290. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, abudhabi@caramelgroup.com (02 678 3344).

Choices
All the traditional favourites and a visit from Santa.
Dhs278++ (with house beverages). Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island, www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana, fb.yasisland@rotana.com (02 656 4000).

Corniche Restaurant
A buffet offering seafood and Asian dishes, with a visit from Santa.
Dhs245++ (with soft drinks), Dhs325++ (with house beverages). Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).

Fanr
A three-course Christmas menu.
Dhs175 (with soft drinks), Dhs295 (with selected grape), Dhs425 (with bubbly). Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, info@fanrrestaurant.ae (02 657 5888).

Flavours
A festive food selection, seasonal songs and a visit from Santa.
Dhs245++ (with soft drinks), Dhs345++ (with selected beverages). From 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, www.sheratonabudhabihotel.com (02 677 3333).

Ginger All Day Dining
An buffet featuring live cooking stations and gifts from Santa.
From Dhs165++. From noon-4pm. Park Rotana, Eastern Ring Road, www.rotanatimes.com (02 657 3320).

Ingredients
A festive brunch, a visit from Santa and gifts for the little ones.
Dhs240++ (with soft drinks), Dhs320++ (with bubbly, house grape and hops), Dhs450 (with premium bubbly). From 12.30pm-4pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Eastern Ring Road, emdining@anantara.com (02 656 1000).

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Celebrate Christmas at the Marina brunch, with dishes from Chamas, The Yacht Club and Belgian Café. They’ll also be a visit from Santa.
Dhs250++ (with soft drinks), Dhs285++ (with mixed beverages with bubbly). From noon-4pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Kahraman
Middle Eastern cuisine with a twist at this brunch.
Dhs250++ (with soft drinks), Dhs325++ (with house beverages). Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 818 4888).

Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
The hotel is hosting a huge brunch with dishes from The Latest Recipe, Pappagallo and Acropolic.
Dhs260 (with soft drinks), Dhs380 (with grape and hops), Dhs465 (with bubbly), Dhs130 (for children). Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).

La Terraza
An international Christmas buffet.
Dhs195. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, www.abudhabi.hilton.com (02 681 1900).

Lobby Lounge
A festive afternoon tea.
Dhs175++. From 2pm-6pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Luce
Set menu dinner inclusive of a bottle of grape per couple.
Dhs145++ per person. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain (03 704 6000).

Porto Bello Italian Restaurant
A brunch with all the trimmings, live cooking stations and a visit from Santa.
Dhs195++ (with bubbly). Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street, www.grandmillenniumalwahda.com (02 443 9999).

Resto
This all-day dining destination is serving a Christmas lunch buffet.
Dhs130 per person. One to One Hotel – The Village, Al Salam Street, www.onetoonehotels.com (02 495 2000).

Royal Rose Hotel Abu Dhabi
A traditional buffet, Christmas carols and a visit from Santa.
Dhs222++ per person, half price (children aged seven-12), free (children under six). Royal Rose Abu Dhabi, fbd@royalrosehotel.com (02 672 4000).

Sennara
A seafood Christmas set menu.
Dhs150 per person. One to One Hotel - The Village, Al Salam Street, www.onetoonehotels.com (02 495 2000).

Silk & Spice restaurant
A special Thai four-course menu.
Dhs295++ (with soft drinks), Dhs325++ (with house beverages), Dhs465 (with unlimited house beverages). Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).

Silk Route
A buffet with cold cuts, roast turkey and Christmas pudding.
Dhs149 (with soft drinks), Dhs189 (with house beverages). From 12.30pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, between Muroor and Airport Road, fnb.hiabudhabi@ihg.com (02 657 4856/57).

Teatro
A three-course bubbly dinner.
From Dhs215++. From 6pm-1am. Park Rotana, Eastern Ring Road, www.rotanatimes.com (02 657 3320).

The Club
They’ll be a family-friendly buffet in the Main Hall, a festive barbecue on the main beach, a relaxing Christmas Day dhow cruise and finally a Christmas night dinner.
Christmas buffet: Dhs175 (members), Dhs200 (non-members), Dhs90 (children aged five to 13, members), Dhs100 (children aged five to 13, non-members), from noon. Barbecue: Dhs125 (members), Dhs175 (non-members), Dhs65 (children aged five to 13, members), Dhs85 (children aged five to 13, non-members). Dhow cruise: Dhs200 (members), Dhs225 (non-members), Dhs75 (junior members), Dhs95 (junior non-members), from 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm. Christmas dinner: Dhs175 (members), Dhs200 (non-members), Dhs90 (children aged 10 to 13, member), Dhs100 (children aged ten to 13, non-members), from 7.30pm. The Club, Mina Zayed, www.the-club.com (02 673 1111).

The Drawing Room
Festive afternoon tea at The St. Regis.
Dhs140++ (festive afternoon tea), Dhs180++ (sparkling afternoon tea). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

The Foundry
A Christmas Day brunch from 12.30pm to 4pm with traditional favourites plus a visit from Santa.
Dhs275++ (with soft drinks), Dhs350++ (with selected beverages), Dhs475++ (with bubbly). Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 818 4888).

The Garden Restaurant
A Christmas buffet complemented by hot and cold house beverages in addition to live entertainment.
Dhs240++ (with beverages). From 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 251).

The Palm Restaurant
An evening of traditional cuisine with a Christmas buffet.
Dhs300++ per person. From 6.30pm-10.30pm. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, dirs@anantara.com (02 801 5400).

The Pool Deck
Bring Christmas Day to a close with a relaxing evening at Pool Deck, where a barbecue will be served along with gourmet salads and desserts from a buffet.
Dhs189++ (with soft drinks), Dhs239++ (with house hops and grape). From 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Eastern Ring Road, emdining@anantara.com (02 656 1000).

The Village Club
An Oriental buffet.
Dhs121 per person. One to One Hotel - The Village, Al Salam Street, www.onetoonehotels.com (02 495 2000).

Turquoiz
A festive barbecue by the beach.
Dhs250++ (barbecue menu), Dhs400++ (barbecue menu with lobster). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

Urban Kitchen
A lunch buffet with traditional Christmas dishes such as roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing.
Dhs235++ (with soft drinks), Dhs310++ (with selected beverages), Dhs495++ (with bubbly), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children under seven). Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street, www.dusit.com (02 698 8137).

Vasco’s
A menu featuring pumpkin cream soup and slowly braised goose.
Dhs245 per person. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, abudhabi.info@hilton.com (02 681 1900).


Dhs300-500

55&5th
A fine-dining evening with a choice of a four or six-course set menu with live music.
Dha475++ (four-course set menu, food only), Dhs650++ (six-course set menu, food only). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

Al Waha
An international Christmas buffet featuring seasonal dishes.
Starting from Dhs450++, Dhs200++ (for children). Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Road, fbsecqas@anantara.com (02 886 2288).

BiCE
Visit BiCE for an Italian Christmas lunch.
Dhs375++ (with soft drinks), Dhs550++ (with bubbly). From noon-3pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Blue Grill
A festive five-course set menu is available from this steakhouse.
Dhs339++. From 7pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island, www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana, fb.yasisland@rotana.com (02 656 4000).

Bord Eau
Bord Eau is offering a five-course set menu featuring French specialties paired with grape beverage and a welcome glass of bubbly
Dhs450++ per person. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

Brasserie Angélique
Dine in French-style at Brasserie, Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Restaurant of the Year.
Dhs375++ (with soft drinks), Dhs550++ (with bubbly). From noon-3.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Circo
Experience an Italian Christmas brunch with sharing style dishes, signature beverages and live music.
Dhs325++ per person. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com, www.dining-intercontinental-ad.ae (800 423 463).

Diyafa Ballroom (Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island)
A traditional Christmas lunch with plenty of seasonal favourites accompanied by live festive tunes and a visit from Santa for the kids.
Dhs300 (with soft drinks), Dhs400 (with house beverages), Dhs100 (children aged 12-15), Dhs65 (kids aged six-12). Crowne Plaza Yas Island (02 656 3000).

Fairways
An array of international dishes along with traditional roast turkey and Christmas pudding will be served up at this festive brunch. Santa will also be paying a visit.
Dhs400++ (with soft drinks), Dhs490++ (with house beverages), Dhs590++ (with bubbly), Dhs290++ (for children). From 12.30pm-4pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com (02 616 9999).

Giornotte
This Christmas brunch will feature 27 live cooking stations including wagyu beef carving, noodle pulling, seafood and oyster bar, and a Dolce dessert room, plus traditional favourites such as minced pies and yule logs.
Dhs400++ (with soft drinks), Dhs500++ (with house beverages), 25 percent discount (for children aged 13-16), Dhs100++ (for children aged four to 12), free (for children under four). The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).

Koi
This restaurant, inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, is serving a festive sharing-style set menu from December 1 to 30.
Dhs395 per person. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, reservations@koirestaurant.ae (02 678 3334).

Le Vendome
A Christmas Day brunch featuring Christmas favourites such as roast turkey, smoked salmon and an array of desserts.
Dhs420 (with soft drinks), Dhs620 (with one bottle of bubbly per couple). From 12.30pm-3.30pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, www.emiratespalace.ae (02 690 9000).

Li Jiang
Have a Chinese Christmas with a sharing menu featuring dishes such as black pepper wagyu beef, crab fried rice and a selection of dumplings and spring rolls.
Dhs400++ (with soft drinks), Dhs650++ (with house beverages). From 7pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).

Olea
Mediterranean restaurant Olea is serving up a festive brunch.
Dhs300++ (with soft drinks), Dhs395++ (with premium beverages), Dhs495++ (with bubbly). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com (02 498 8443 / 02 498 8762).

Pearls & Caviar
Experience a Christmas Day ‘brunner’ with an array of drinks.
Dhs425++ (with house beverages), Dhs555++ (with bubbly). Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

Rosewater
Father Christmas is due to drop in at Rosewater for this Christmas Day buffet lunch of traditional meat dishes, seafood specials and classic desserts.
Dhs375++ (with soft drinks), Dhs595++ (with bubbly). From 12.30pm-3.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Safina
This Mediterranean restaurant will be serving a four-course set menu.
Dhs400 (food only), Dhs585 (with four paired grape beverages). Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae, info@saadiyatbeachclub.ae (02 656 3500).

Scott’s
Transport yourself to London for a traditional British set menu.
Dhs375++ (with soft drinks), Dhs550++ (with bubbly). From noon-3pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
Sofra bld, Hoi An and Shang Palace will come together for a global buffet.
Dhs490++ (with house beverages), Dhs600++ (with bubbly). Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

The Café
Celebrate Christmas with a brunch featuring traditional favourites.
Dhs450++ (with soft drinks), Dhs520++ (with house beverages), Dhs640++ (with bubbly). From 12.30pm-4pm. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 407 1234).


Over Dhs500

The Forge
A five-course set menu featuring a main course of wagyu tenderloin with lobster tail.
Dhs600++ (with soft drinks), Dhs850++ (with house beverages). From 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, www.ritzcarlton.com/AbuDhabi (02 818 8282).

The Park Grill
This restaurant will be serving up a special five-course set menu.
Dhs550++ (food only). Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 407 1234).

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